Active ingredient: Moxifloxacin

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Moxifloxacin uses


moxifloxacin information

This medication, also known as moxifloxacin, is a drug that belongs to a wide class of medicines called fluoroquinolones. Fluoroquinolones helps the body's immune system fight against bacteria that causes harmful effects.

moxifloxacin indications

moxifloxacin is usually prescribed in the treatment of "popular" bacterial infections like the following ones:

Pneumonia

Chronic bronchitis

Sinusitis

moxifloxacin warnings

You should discuss with your doctor before starting a treatment with moxifloxacin. Inform your personal physician if you are suffering or have recently suffered from any of the following conditions:

You or a member of your family has suffered from any type of heart disorder If you have followed a treatment with heart medicines such as quinidine (Quinaglute, Cardioquin, Quinidex), procainamide (Procan SR, Pronestyl), amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone), sotalol (Betapace), etc.

Slow heart rate

Low level of K+ in the blood

Liver disease

Heart disease

Epilepsy or any other disorders that cause seizures

If you have been suffering from any of the conditions mentioned above you might not be allowed to take moxifloxacin or your doctor might want to monitor your treatment or to make necessary dosage adjustments.

moxifloxacin is a Category C FDA Pregnancy drug. Therefore, it has not been clearly established whether this drug can cause harm to an unborn child or to the carrying mother. If you are pregnant or are planning to be so soon, you should consult with your doctor before starting a treatment with this drug. moxifloxacin is known to pass into breast milk. If you are breastfeeding an infant you should not start taking this medicine without consulting it with your physician.

This drug should not be prescribed in patients under 18 years old.

moxifloxacin intake guidelines

You should accompany each and every dose of moxifloxacin that you take with a glass of water. You may take this drug either on a full or on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of water during your treatment with moxifloxacin (Moxifloxacin). Do not stop your treatment with moxifloxacin without your doctor's consent.

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moxifloxacin dosage

Ask your doctor to calculate the dose of moxifloxacin that suits you best. The correct dosage varies from one person to another, as it depends on a couple of factors. This drug is usually taken only once a day.

moxifloxacin overdose

If you are suffering from overdose with this drug you might have some of the following symptoms:

Poor coordination

Diarrhea

Seizures

Sleepiness

Tremors

Vomiting

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed here, you are in need of medical attention.

moxifloxacin missed dose

moxifloxacin should be taken in or on a regular basis. If you are following a treatment with moxifloxacin, try not to miss any of your doses. If you happen to miss one take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. You should not take in a double dose of this drug unless you are instructed by your physician to do so.

moxifloxacin side effects

Among this drug's serious side effects are:

Allergy to the drug or some of its components

Rapid or irregular pulse

Seizures

Fainting

Liver damage (nausea, yellowing of the eyes or skin, abdominal discomfort or pain, abnormal bruising or bleeding, fatigue)

Skin rashes

Joint or muscle pains

If you are experiencing these side effects stop your treatment and inform your physician.

moxifloxacin can also induce other side effects (more common and less serious) such as:

Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or abdominal pain

Headache

Dizziness

Increased skin sensitivity to direct sunlight

These mild side effects shouldn't stop you from continuing with your treatment. However, you should inform your doctor at once.

Other side effects may also occur when you take moxifloxacin. Inform your physician immediately if you experience anything unusual while taking this drug.

moxifloxacin drug interactions

You should consult with your personal physician before you start a treatment with moxifloxacin. This drug can interact with drugs such as herbal products, vitamins and minerals. Among these drugs there are warfarin (Coumadin); or an anti-inflammatory non-steroidal drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen (Nuprin, Motrin, and Advil), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, and Anaprox), ketoprofen (Oruvail, Orudis KT, and Orudis) and other drugs that have not been mentioned here.

Please inform you personal doctor if you are following a treatment with any of the following medicines:

Heart medicines such as quinidine (Quinaglute, Cardioquin, Quinidex), procainamide (Procan SR, Pronestyl), amiodarone (Pacerone, Cordarone), sotalol (Betapace) and any other medicine of this type

Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Endep, Elavil), Imipramine (Tofranil), amoxapine (Asendin), thioridazine (Mellaril), mesoridazine (Serentil), and others Erythromycin (Ery-Tab, E-Mycin, E.E.S, and any other drugs of this type)

Cisapride (Propulsid)

All the medicines stated above affect your regular pulse. You might need moxifloxacin dosage adjustments or special monitoring during your treatment with moxifloxacin if you are taking these drugs.

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Moxifloxacin available forms, composition, doses:

Price
Avelox 400 mg tablet16.68 USD
Avelox abc pack 400 mg tablet16.35 USD
Avelox iv 400 mg/250 ml0.17 USD
Solution; Ophthalmic; Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride 0.5%
Tablets; Oral; Moxifloxacin Hydrochloride 400 mg
Vigamox 0.5% Solution 3ml Bottle90.72 USD
Vigamox 0.5% eye drops27.22 USD

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References

  1. "moxifloxacin". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "moxifloxacin". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0021... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "U188XYD42P: The UNique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint FDA/USP Substance Registration System (SRS).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/Dat... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Moxifloxacin?

Depending on the reaction of the Moxifloxacin after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Moxifloxacin not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Moxifloxacin addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sdrugs.com conducted a study on Moxifloxacin, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Moxifloxacin consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

One visitor reported price estimates

What is your opinion about drug cost? Did you feel the cost is apt, or did you feel it is expensive?
The report given by the sdrugs.com website users shows the following figures about several people who felt the medicine Moxifloxacin is expensive, and the medicine is not expensive. The results are mixed. The perception of the cost of the medicine to be expensive or not depends on the brand name of the medicine, country, and place where it is sold, and the affordability of the patient. You can choose a generic drug in the place of the branded drug to save the cost. The efficiency of the medicine will not vary if it is generic or a branded one.
Visitors%
Not expensive1
100.0%

Two visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Moxifloxacin drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Moxifloxacin is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day2
100.0%

Three visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Moxifloxacin drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 1-5mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
1-5mg3
100.0%

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Moxifloxacin drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 2 weeks to notice the result from using Moxifloxacin drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Moxifloxacin need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Visitors%
2 weeks1
100.0%

Three visitors reported age

Visitors%
> 602
66.7%
16-291
33.3%

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